Blue Chip: "Familiar Dysphoria" (Austin Martin White)

November 4, 2023

Born in Detroit, the artist Austin Martin White’s first show at Petzel

Gallery debuts a materially layered body of work navigating the complex

histories of identity. The works in Familiar Dysphoria feel very contemporary

in their aesthetic contradictions. Leveraging frequent use of grid patterns,

burnt umbers, and ornate floral framing devices, there is an intentionally

baroque visual construct that houses a world of high saturated colors.

Filled with the soft, boundless edges of spray paint, White shows us that

just like the materiality of these works, history, and identity along with it,

can always shape shift.